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PDS Tech Inc Methods and Material Engineer in Wichita, Kansas

PDS is looking for an Methods and Material Engineer in Wichita, KS:

In your role, you will:

  • Lead in the execution of the ModNotice / Hold kit BOM’s and maintain assigned aircraft configuration documentation

  • Compile, analyze and provide status on shortages and availability by project and aircraft for all assigned activities

  • Coordinate with Engineering Group(s) for changes to the aircraft spares list

  • Interface with Projects, Engineering Group(s) and Procurement Buyers to establish achievable goals and schedules

  • Research new requirements as they become available from Engineering Group(s)

  • Determine the most effective method to give a make or buy decision for kit requirements

  • Assist in revision of shop floor layout and new manufacturing equipment requirements

  • Create and maintain planning documentation which details the sequential steps for fabricating, processing, assembling, or modifying mechanical, electrical, avionic and composite components and assemblies.

  • Define the most efficient method to fabricate and assemble components for kit requirements

  • Prepare concepts for interchangeability and part replacement as needed

  • Determine requirements for and implementation of new manufacturing equipment

  • Support process improvement initiatives by reviewing industry related publications for evolving certification standards and practices

  • Incorporate advancements into departmental process and procedures

  • Ensure departmental and company policies are incorporated within all new document releases

  • Initiate and lead in program reviews, cost reduction initiatives, system modification and data management

  • Act as focal for Methods/Material for ROM bids for proposed projects/programs


As our ideal candidate,

  • You have 5 years experience in Methods, Material Planning or related field or equivalent

  • You have knowledge of aircraft systems and interiors (interiors exp preferred)

  • You have knowledge of aircraft parts and location of installations

  • You have experience in CATIA v4 and/or v5 to include modeling and analysis

  • You have knowledge of technical principles and theories related to manufacturing fundamentals

  • You have knowledge of MRP principles and supply chain management

  • You have experience with CAS, SAP, MACPAC, and OSDB databases

  • You have basic Project management skills necessary to participate on both inter-departmental and intra-departmental teams and special projects

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.